• SHARE

Many firms and people in Japan still consider ESG a “box-ticking exercise,” resulting in cases of greenwashing, according to former Goldman Sachs Japan vice chair Kathy Matsui.

“ESG isn’t just a compliance exercise,” said Matsui, speaking to Bloomberg Television. “I believe that many companies, many people still believe it’s a box-ticking exercise, and hence we have seen greenwashing incidents here and there.”

Unable to view this article?

This could be due to a conflict with your ad-blocking or security software.

Please add japantimes.co.jp and piano.io to your list of allowed sites.

If this does not resolve the issue or you are unable to add the domains to your allowlist, please see out this support page.

We humbly apologize for the inconvenience.

In a time of both misinformation and too much information, quality journalism is more crucial than ever.
By subscribing, you can help us get the story right.

SUBSCRIBE NOW

PHOTO GALLERY (CLICK TO ENLARGE)